In this study, we estimated the budgetary impact of the work of highly qualified foreign specialists’ work in Estonia. We focused on managers, professionals and technicians in ICT as well as professionals and mid-level specialists in life sciences and engineering.
The purpose of the study was to map the employers who collaborate with vocational education institutions and to study how satisfied they are with and how much they contribute to the organisation of apprenticeships and internships in vocational education, as well as to identify best practices and challenges. Apprenticeship training is a type of formal education, where at least two-thirds of the learning takes place in the workplace under the supervision of specialists. Internship training forms a part of a formal education programme, whereby a student acquires and improves their professional skills and knowledge through practical experience of the working environment.
The main goal of public procurement is to purchase goods and services at the best possible price and this is how it should be. At the same time, public procurement can also have supplementary conditions and this aspect is not well known currently. If the contracting authority, faced with comparable tenders in tender evaluation, prefers the one that promises to hire also people with reduced work capacity or the long-term unemployed, then it will create additional social value in addition to the primary subject of the tender. This analysis focuses specifically on the feasibility of promoting the employment of risk groups through public procurements.
The number of permanently incapacitated people in Estonia has increased significantly and has reached 10 per cent of the working-age population. Permanent loss of ability to work will result in a limited participation in work life, lower-paid jobs or a total exclusion from the job market. This will mean a lower income in addition to damaged health. The purpose of the research was to evaluate the links between temporary and permanent loss of ability to work, between the job environment and working conditions and the development of incapacity, and the risks involved in employing incapacitated people.
Analysis often concentrate on the “average people” and “average results” but what about high- and low-achievers? This study looks at people with different levels of basic skills and their situation in the society based on the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data.
Information processing skills are essential for coping in today’s society. But what part do basic skills play on the labour market? We tried to find out by analysing PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) data.
The assessment of future labour demand constitutes an important part of planning in the education system. The existing forecast methods that cover the whole economy are often said to result in data that is too aggregated. This method has been developed as a tool for the Estonian Qualifications Authority to refine the forecast produced by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.
Pay and income statistics frequently come under public criticism, often when the published statistics diverge from people’s knowledge of their own income and that of people in their social circles. This is also true of pay in the health care sector: on the one hand, health care professionals, in particular doctors, are perceived by some.
The new Employment Contract Act was adopted on 17. December 2008 and came into force six months later, on 1 July 2009. The Act aims at increasing flexicurity in employment relations, which would allow both employers and employees to agree on terms that would best fit the needs of both parties, while ensuring the protection of interests of the parties. Good legislative practices necessitate that follow-up policy analysis must be carried out to assess the implementation and impact of the act.
The aim of the project was to study learning practices of people without a vocational or higher education—in Estonia as well as in the EU as a whole, lifelong learning is considered crutial, as only lifelong learning can ensure coping in a world constantly in change. The study focused on people who have no vocational or higher education. On average, people in this category engage far less in independent learning than people with vocational or professional education.
How do wages in the public sector differ from those in the private sector? As shown in this brief report, the answer depends significantly on the definition of public sector. We present estimates of public-private sector wage differentials in Estonia for various subgroups of the public sector, differentiating between the state and local government levels and different economic activities such as public administration, education and health.